- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 17, 2008

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Danny Briere saved the game for the Flyers in regulation and Mike Knuble got them a win away from the second round in a thrilling double-overtime finish.

Knuble poked in his second goal of the series 6:40 into the second OT to give Philadelphia a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals last night and a 3-1 series lead.

Jeff Carter scored twice for the Flyers, who can finish off the Caps in Game 5 tomorrow at Verizon Center.

The Caps have dropped three straight in the series and it could be the end for them if leading scorer Alex Ovechkin can’t start finding the back of the net. Ovechkin, who scored 65 goals this season, had only one assist and one shot on goal in Game 4.

Knuble ended it when he found the puck near the corner of the net and quickly poked it past Cristobal Huet. He was mobbed by his teammates while the standing, frantic fans howled in celebration.



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